Bush is looking for a war czar to oversee both wars in the Middle East. So far 3 generals who were approached to consider the position have said no. WaPo
Think about that for a minute. Is bush not already the "war czar?" The 'commander in chief' IS the head of the whole shebang.
The fiercest battle was fought since the surge in the Baghdad neighborhood of Fadhil with the Iraqi and US Army against Sunni militants and residents of the neighborhood. It started when the Iraqi Army invaded a mosque. NY times
The International Red Cross says that the situation for ordinary Iraqi's is getting worse. BBC
The Oxford Research group: The war in Iraq supports terrorism. Accuses Tony Blair. Independent